Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunday in Sydney

Although yesterday had really taken the biscuit - 41 degrees or more across the city - the expected Southerly change didn't happen overnight. Indeed it was still 33 degrees at midnight, and didn't get below 27 even early in the morning.

I know - I was up at 5 again. Tom likes to get up early on a warm day.

By the time we were on the 0905 a373 from Randwick to the city, a bus we caught in a rather more exciting manner than was strictly necessary, the young lad had fallen asleep.

He was still asleep when we started to roll through the park. I don't think I've ever walked through Hyde Park so early on a Sunday, and although a few bearded types were lurking about, no-one was actually playing.

So - our first game of Big Chess. I wonder if we could make a Big Chess on our new terrace?

By the time we'd wrapped the game, it was getting genuinely hot again. Izel needed relief.

Terrific light though. SOmething about really hot weather - it's like it burns through the air and strikes the ground in a bolder 'get out of my way' kind of manner.

Art Gallery was delicious, but not as delicious as the Southerly change that's just arrived half an hour ago.

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